Recipe Index

Appetizers & Salads

Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Garlic Chips

Corn & Tomato Salad


Judy’s Winter Salad

Kale Salad with Pignolis

Kale Salad with Strawberries and Feta

Ted’s Pickles, more or less


Blissfully Simple Butternut Squash Soup

Dinner Party Seafood Soup

Girlish-Figure Gazpacho

Ingenious Tomato Soup

Italian Chickpea & Cabbage Soup

Marcella Hazan’s Minestrone alla Romagna

Morning-After Chowder

Soul-Satisfying Lentil Soup

Spring Jade (Pea) Soup

Victory Split-Pea Soup

Watermelon-Tomato Gazpacho

Main Courses


Chicken with Basil, Ramp & Almond Pesto

Chicken with Caramelized Onion & Cardamom Rice

Chicken with Ginger and Soy (and ramps)

Chicken with Salsa Verde

Chicken Tagine (from The Great Man)

Earthy Roast Chicken with Eggplant

First Day of the Rest of Your Life Roast Chicken

New Year’s Roast Chicken and Vegetables


Arctic Char over Farro

Brazilian Cod Stew

Crunchy Coconut Cod with Green Rice

Dinner Party Seafood Soup

Mussels for 3

Palermo Peppers

Pan-Seared Branzino on a Jade-Green Bed

Pasta Puttanesca for Two

Salmon over Wheatberries

Spaghetti with Cockles


Beer-Braised Beef Stew

Bottomless Choucroute Garni

5-Spice Stuffed Peppers

Foresty Lamb on Crunchy Salad

Kicky Picky-Eater Chili

Lamb Braised with Apricots and Mint

Nigella’s Lamb Salad with Mint and Pomegranate

Rack of Lamb with Tomato and Corn Salad

Ribs Two Ways

Roast Pork Loin with Baked Apples

Roast Pork Loin with Apple Compote 

Skirt Steak with Mint Chimichurri

Stormy Weather Beef Stew

Pasta and Rice Dishes (and Pasta Sauces)

Basil, Ramp & Almond Pesto


Pasta Puttanesca for Two

Rigatoni with Butternut Squash & Sage

Spaghetti with Cockles

Spicy 20-Minute Marinara

3-Minute Pesto


Bean Chili with Butternut Squash

Coconut-Chickpea Stew

Fontana Tomatoes

Market Plate

Side Dishes

Fontana Tomatoes

French Lentil Salad with Chevre

Karen’s Farro Salad with Tomatoes, Black Olives, and Capers

Martha’s Red Beans and Rice Salad

Sauces & Dressings

Basil, Ramp & Almond Pesto

Buckwheat-Honey Vinaigrette

Smoky Barbecue Sauce

Spicy 20-Minute Marinara

3-Minute Pesto


Father’s Day Granola

Guilt-Free Gratitude Pancakes

Waffles with Cherries


Get Out of Jail Free Negroni

International 212



Banana Pudding of My Dreams

Crème Brûlée

Hazelnut Sandwich Cookie (Baci di Damas)

Key Lime Chiffon Pie

Perla’s Poached Plums

Rhubarb-Almond Cake with Strawberries and Cream

Summer Fruit Crumble